Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

Processed Snacks: Baked potato chips (Lay’s); dry roasted peanuts (Planters); cheese & peanut butter sandwich crackers (Keebler); Goldfish crackers (Pepperidge Farm); applesauce (Lucky Leaf)Photographs courtesy of Paule Joseph and Shavonne Pocock By Anahad O’Connor May 16, 2019 In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered... Continue Reading →

A.M.A. Targets Sugar-sweetened Drinks

  06.19.2017 By Ron Sterk WASHINGTON — Delegates at the recent American Medical Association’s annual meeting adopted several policies aimed at reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), including support of excise taxes, restricted sales in schools, hospitals and other medical facilities, warning labels and plain packaging. “Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to some of... Continue Reading →

Coming soon to a doctor’s office near you: Prescriptions for vegetables

(Highwaystarz-Photography/Getty Images/iStockphoto) By Cara Rosenbloom August 4, 2016 Eating well can help prevent chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes and obesity. So why aren’t more doctors prescribing broccoli and flaxseed? Despite the wealth of research linking nutritious diets to disease prevention, the importance of food receives little attention in most physicians’ practices. But a shift is slowly happening, doctors say.... Continue Reading →

Gut-brain connection moves into MS territory

HEALTH & MEDICINE BWH researchers find evidence that diet and gut microbes can influence brain inflammation BY Haley Bridger BWH Communications May 9, 2016 A link between deficits in gut flora and brain inflammation may lead researchers to learn more about its impact on multiple sclerosis. Pictured is immunofluorescence imaging of an active lesion in the... Continue Reading →

Preschoolers’ Diets Improved After Federal Food Voucher Changes: Study

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A change to a U.S. government nutrition program improved the diets of millions of young children in low-income families, a new study says. Researchers compared the eating habits of nearly 1,200 2- to 4-year-olds in low-income households before and after the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) was... Continue Reading →

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